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April 14, 2022

Even the best of us complain about not having enough time to get things done, and truly, effective time management can be learnt and practised with diligence.

But sadly, many have allowed themselves to be overwhelmed by the age-long cliché saying that “time is no respecter of persons”— Given to thinking that you absolutely have no control over time is in itself is a problem.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any,” if those words from Alice Walker are anything to go by, because, above all else, it incapacitates your will to fix your time management issues.

On another angle, presuming that you’ll eventually get around to doing anything is the delusion that comes with procrastination, (
https://blog.msbm.org.uk/7828/procrastination-a-clog-in-the-wheel-of-your-business-and-career-progressand you’ll perpetually not have enough time to do anything because;

You Get More Stressed, More Fatigued and Develop Unhealthy Lifestyle Habits: Not having stipulated time plans and to-do lists, could be deceptive to the point of giving you the impression that you’re in control, not conditioning your mind to do tasks at appropriate times.

But the adverse effects are tremendous when you try to play catch-up eventually by sacrificing sleep and meal times and staying up late to hurriedly do what you should have done a long time ago.

And there’s the likelihood of this being repetitive when you’ve become a chronic impersonator. Perhaps you could get off thinking that your late-night sacrifices would pay off and so you only have your fatigue to deal with, but the sad truth is that it only opens lee-way to more problems such as:

Poor Performance and Poor Quality of Work
“When trying to complete tasks at the last minute, you will almost certainly sacrifice the quality of your work for speed.”


And as is normal in this kind of situation, there’s hardly any time to go through your task to ensure there are no loopholes; finally, you’ve ended up sacrificing credibility and competence for speed at the expense of your career goals or study objectives. This leads us to arguably the most devastating effect of them all:

Building a Messy and Disorderly Personality
I don’t think there is a more trashy personality when it comes to work and study than that of someone who is never on time and does work late. Not having control over your seemingly limited time could impede your smooth, friendly relationship with others arising from a lack of confidence. For Cassie Mogilner from Anderson School of Management and Ashley Whillans and Michael I.

Norton from Harvard Business School in their “Time, Money and Subjective Well-being”, time, money and personality share an intrinsic connection, such that the shortcomings of one naturally brings about the short-coming of another. And, certainly, bad time management hampers your financial progress and, by extension, deteriorates your well-being.